Wayne Hogan

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Don’t Rely Solely on Backup Cameras to Avoid Accidents

Backup cameras in vehicles have become a helpful tool. However, they shouldn’t be a driver’s only tool when backing up. Blind spots can hinder a driver’s ability to see something behind or alongside of them. Blind spots are especially hazardous when you back up. It Can Happen Anywhere Responsible drivers know where the blind spots […]

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Kia and Hyundai Vehicle Fires

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating complaints about spontaneous fires in Kia and Hyundai vehicles. Senator Bill Nelson and the nonprofit Center for Auto Safety had asked if the agency was investigating the fires.  NHTSA responded in a letter to Sen. Nelson stating there have been 402 complaints of vehicle fires and that the […]

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Wayne Hogan on First Coast Connect: Georgia’s New Hands-free Law

With a record 46 million expected to take to the highways for the July 4th holiday, Wayne Hogan appeared on First Coast Connect on July 3rd to discuss safety on the roadways and distracted driving with Melissa Ross. Drivers in Georgia are now subject to its Hands-free Law that went into effect July 1. It […]

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Furniture Tip-Over Deaths – Help Keep Your Family Safe

According to information provided to Consumer Reports by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, every 17 minutes, a piece of furniture, TV or appliance tips over causes an injury in the U.S. Between 2000-2016, tip-overs caused 195 deaths. Even worse, a child is killed by a falling piece of furniture in the U.S. every two weeks. In […]

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Wayne Hogan Receives First Coast Leadership Award

The Downtown Business Professional Group’s 2018 First Coast Leadership Awards Dinner was held on Friday, June 1, at the Lexington Hotel and honored First Coast Business Leaders & CEO’s.  Master of Ceremony was meteorologist Steve Smith, formerly of First Coast News. Wayne Hogan was recognized in the Community Leader category for his efforts against the […]

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Dangers of Keyless Ignitions

A new report by the New York Times is reminding users of the dangers of keyless car ignitions after more than 24 people died and at least 45 injuries from carbon monoxide poisoning after accidently leaving a vehicle running in their garage. In each occurrence, the driver mistakenly left the car running in a garage. Many […]

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What’s Your Distraction Action?

Do you remember “Schoolhouse Rock” and the catchy teaching moments imparted on kids who were learning valuable lessons between the cartoons they were watching?  One of the snippets I remember is “conjunction junction, what’s your function?” The tune and examples used to make the lesson fun have stuck with me over the years. Unfortunately, there […]

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Bad Day For Consumers: U.S. Senate Votes to Repeal the Consumer Financial Bureau’s Effort to Stop Auto Lending Discrimination

Bad day for consumers. The U.S. Senate voted to repeal Guidance issued in 2013 by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFB”) to help consumers and to curtail auto finance companies from racially and ethnically  discriminating, by holding them accountable to fair lending laws.  The Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) prohibits creditors from discriminating in any aspect of […]

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Are You a Safe and Informed Patient?

If you visit any medical service provider, you are a patient. Millions of people become patients every day with varying needs, from scrapes and bruises to major surgery, requiring a professional to provide medical care. Ask Questions Trusting your medical needs to anyone is something you should take very seriously. Learn more about who the […]

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Distracted Driving is Still a Serious Problem

While there is no argument about how deadly distracted driving is, a recent study by Zendrive is alarming. Zendrive’s study tracks cell phone use for automobile insurers and ride-sharing services. The study monitored 2.3 million drivers who travelled more than 5.6 billion miles. It found 12 percent of those drivers were considered mobile-phone addicts who call, […]

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